because you have no idea what's enough:

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  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    jpmorgan recipientof $25 billion in tarp funds is getting new luxury jets and hanger:
    "no tarp fund will be used"

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=7146474&page=1
    JPMorgan Chase To Spend Millions on New Jets and Luxury Airport Hangar


    Outraged Critics Decry the Proposal, Call For Bank To Abandon Plans


    By BRIAN ROSS, JOSEPH RHEE and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    March 23, 2009
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    Embattled bank JPMorgan Chase, the recipient of $25 billion in TARP funds, is going ahead with a $138 million plan to buy two new luxury corporate jets and build "the premiere corporate aircraft hangar on the eastern seaboard" to house them, ABC News has learned.
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    The financial giant's upgrade includes nearly $120 million for two Gulfstream 650 planes and $18 million for a lavish renovation of a hangar at the Westchester Airport outside New York City.
    A public hearing will be held by Westchester County officials tonight regarding JPMorgan's request for new hangar space.
    According to JPMorgan Chase architects, the new hangar will be built with reclaimed wood, quarry tile and even a "vegetated roof garden."
    The Gulfstream 650's are described by the manufacturer as the "fastest," "widest" and "most comfortable" private jet ever with superior cabin amenities, an optional stateroom, and 12 interior designs to choose from.
    "It's a remarkably boneheaded decision," said corporate watchdog Nell Minow, the editor and founder of The Corporate Library, a group that provides independent corporate governance research and analysis. "It's completely tone deaf."
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    Mike Dolphin, president of fixed-based operator Avitat Westchester, is fighting the bank's grand plans – because he says JPMorgan's proposed expansion would force his company out of the hangar the bank is eyeing. Westchester County, NY has recommended that the bank – a "high quality corporate citizen" – be awarded the lease to the hangar when it becomes available in April 2010, in part, because of how much money it is dedicating for the "construction of a state of the art "green building.""
    "I am the little guy, so we have a bit of a David versus Goliath fight on our hands," Dolphin told ABC News. He said JPMorgan Chase's plans come at the "wrong place, wrong time" and that despite scaled back private aviation from other TARP-funded companies, JPMorgan Chase is going ahead with its plans, which, if finalized by the county, will cut his business and his staff in half.
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    "You wouldn't find another hangar in the airport that has anything near this," Dolphin said of the bank's proposal.

    JPMorgan Says No TARP Money Will Be Used

    Joseph Evangelisti, a spokesman for JPMorgan Chase, said no TARP money would be used to make any payments for new jets or jet hangar improvements. He refused to comment on whether JPMorgan had put a down payment for new planes, saying only that any future jet purchases would be part of its normal aircraft replacement policy, and that JPMorgan Chase will repay all TARP money before it makes any payments for new planes or renovations.
    The spokesman also said the bank would have nine years to make its $18 million in renovations, but the county told ABC News that JPMorgan Chase's plans indicate that renovations would be complete within six months of assuming the lease.
    JPMorgan Chase currently has four jets at Westchester Airport, two of which would be replaced by the 650's when they arrive in 2013, Dolphin said.



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  2. Ready

    Ready or getting there...

    If you give neighbor 50.00 because his rent is past due and he buys a hooker with it, which one of you is stupid? What did we think they were gonna do,Start acting like the've supposed to all along? We should have let them crash. Live and learn. A lot of good companies have come out of chapter 11 or whatever, the big three and the banking industry should have to make it based on merit. And now there talking about newspapers companies! I for one like the new choises I have for news thanks to web. Why prop them up when you cant get people to read-em? The loss of common sense in our country is just unbelievable.
     
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Its the web itself that is one of the reasons for the failing printed newspapers. Newpapers generate income from advertising, not subscriptions which are a lost leader. If people aren't buying print media but reading their news online, the newspapers will not survive because advertisers will not waste their dollars on unread papers. The unfortunate thing is that fewer newspapers means fewer reporters to cover more than just the headlines and what the hierarchy of the new media wants distributed.

    When I worked for the Hartford Courant, I was paid by the inch for whatever I could get into print plus extra for photos. That was the real motivator to get out there and find news - for better or for worse. Sometimes, the paper would give me a limit on the inches available to me on a given day but they would usually bump inches to the next day if I ran over my limit.
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Judging by the ads in the MSM online news, that's what is supporting them, too. Double the aggravation when they pop up in front of what you're (trying) to read.

    [ghrit] (reading, not liking)
     
  5. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    ghrit - IIRC, you are using Firefox. Go to the Tools/Options/Content menu and delect "Block Popup" You can selectively allow popups (sometimes necessary) as they occur since FF will alert you that a pop-up is being blocked.
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Firefox it is, popup blocker is enabled and usually does a good job. There are two websites I hit regularly where it has no effect. Grumble. Weather.com is one of them.
     
  7. QuietOne

    QuietOne Monkey++

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